Deanna Troi, Star Trek: The Next Generation
Born in London to Greek parents, Marina began her passion for acting at the Royal Shakespeare Company affiliated Guild Hall of Music and Drama School. The Worthington Repertory Theatre company’s production of Hamlet was Marina’s entre into the theatre world. She went on to appear with a variety of European companies such as Coventry Rep’s production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame in the role of Esmerelda and in The Rocky Horror Picture Show as Magenta.
Once Marina distinguished herself in theatre, she began to expand her acting career into television. She appeared in several popular British television series such as Minder & Hazel and starred in the critically acclaimed made for British television film One Last Chance. Marina also appeared in feature films produced on both sides of the Atlantic including: The Wicked Lady with Faye Dunaway; Death Wish III opposite Charles Bronson; Blind Date with Bruce Willis and Richard Donner’s The Thief of Baghdad.
But it was Marina’s riveting portrayal of Deanna Troi, the psychic counselor, for seven years on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation, as well as her co-starring role with Patrick Stewart in the feature films Star Trek: Generations, Star Trek: First Contact and in the most recently released, Star Trek: Insurrection that has brought her legions of fans throughout the galaxy.
Ms. Sirtis made her American theatre debut in Hartford Stage’s production of Loot and then starred in the world premiere of Neil Simon’s Hotel Suite at the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, both of which won her exceptional praise for her performances.
Lt. Uhura, Star Trek
Nichelle Nichols began her professional singing and dancing career in her home town, Chicago, at the tender age of 14.
When Nichelle was cast by Gene Roddenberry to create Chief Communications Officer Lt. Uhura, fourth in command of the Starship Enterprise, in his legendary TV series Star Trek – in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King – it became “The first non-stereotypical role portrayed by a black woman in television history.” Nichelle subsequently co-starred in six blockbuster Star Trek motion pictures and is still in constant demand to appear before millions of “Trekkers” who keep the dream alive around the world.
Among her many notable TV and film credits, she co-starred with Cuba Gooding Jr. and James Coburn in the Disney motion picture Snow Dogs, with Ron Perlman and Daniel Riordan in the TV film Captain Zoom in Outer Space, and with Maxwell Caulfield and Levar Burton in the Sandy Howard film The Supernaturals, as well as singing and dancing with Sammy Davis Jr. in Porgy and Bess. Nichelle also co-starred on the NBC blockbuster television series “Heroes” as Micah’s grandmother Nana in the New Orleans storyline during Season 2.
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